Poss, JD, SP 4

Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Specialist 4
Current/Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
12B10-Combat Engineer
Current/Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 12B10, 84th Engineer Battalion/B Company
Previously Held MOS
12B10-Combat Engineer
Service Years
1969 - 1970
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Specialist 4

One Overseas Service Bar

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division 18th Engineer Brigade

 Unofficial Badges 

Engineer Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Blue Star

 Military Association Memberships
84th Engineers Battalion (Construction) AssociationArmy Historical Foundation1st Cavalry Division AssociationPost 63, Capitol City Post
Camp 2244Sons of the American RevolutionChapter 1025-National Rifle Association (NRA)
Post 113
  1998, 84th Engineers Battalion (Construction) Association3
  2006, Army Historical Foundation [Verified]
  2010, 1st Cavalry Division Association [Verified]
  2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 63, Capitol City Post (National President) (Boise, Idaho) - Chap. Page
  2014, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), Camp 2244 (Nampa, Idaho)1 - Chap. Page
  2015, Sons of the American Revolution - Assoc. Page
  2015, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 1025 (President) (Meridian, Idaho) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, -National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2015, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), Camp 2244 (Executive Secretary) (Nampa, Idaho)1 - Chap. Page
  2015, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 1025 (Member) (Meridian, Idaho) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2016, American Legion, Post 113 (Member) (Meridian, Idaho) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
Iju Sugasawa July 1, 1948

The above listed War Criminal was hug by the neck until pronounced dean by a US Naval Doctor.

 Poss, JD 8  -Family

LTC J. A. Fitzferald Diary while a POW at ASHIO CAMP 9 TOYKO, JAPAN Apr 22, 1943 - Aug 1945.  My Uncle Edgar Louis POSS RM 1st CL was a member of the crew USS GRENIDER SS-210.  Also in the same POW camp was Major Boyington USMC and LT. Louis Zamperini, of the movie and novel, "Unbroken".

Ashio POW Camp
Tokyo 9-B Detached camp
Ashio Main     Home    Camp List
Pending locating the actual rescue roster, these men were known to have been at this camp: Additional entries- F. Emory Meeks, Researcher.
Name, Rank, ASN, Service, Unit, Notes
Beggs, Harold R., Pvt, 20500745, INF, !92nd Tank C (noted on Sen-08B-Kosaka rescue roster)
Blackwood, John R.,TSgt,7030736,USAAC,,ex Osaka
Bolinger, Fred J.,Pvt,20949661,USA (AMD),,ex Osaka
Box, Minter,Cpl,20843582,USA (CAC),200th E
Caudell, Glenn P.,Cpl,13034997,USAAC
Chio, Wade, Cpl,20500757,Inf,192nd Tank
Clough, Clarence S.,PFC, 301132,USMC, 4th B More
Collier, Nowlin D.,1st Lt,O&672940,USAAC,462nd BG,ex Ofuna
Connor, John M.,Cpl,33061543,USA (ORD),,ex Osaka
Cooper, Billie M.,QM2c,6401273,USN,USS Sculpin
Crowley, Daniel W.,Sgt,11019779,USAAC
Cruz, Manual A.,Cpl,18057106,USA (CWS),200th CA
Davis, Pierce "Curtis",Cpl,19053012, INF, 31st Inf K Co, ex Osaka
Davis, Thomas L.,PFC,7002674,USAAC,27th BG
Deveny, James A.,Pvt,6539568,USA (INF),,ex Hitachi
Dunsworth, Robert J.,TSgt,20842582,USA (CAC),200th Hq
Duva, Ernest A.,,USN SS-44 Submarine
Endres, Robert J.,Sgt,19056675,USAAC
Eresh, Peter J.,PFC,37055413,USA (CAC), 200th A
Fullerton, Fred M. Jr,PFC,18056999,75th Ord 81st Inf
Gallion, George F. ,Cpl, 32074544, died 30 Jan 1945
Gibson, Don C.,Plt Sgt,248284,USMC,4th L
Gould, Enos C.,PFC,11011122,USA (CAC)
Guiles, John L.,Sgt,18052266,USAAC
Hall, Vanness Frederick, WO, 100705, USS Canopus
Hartley, Edward Lee Jr, Pvt, 19052403, 60th CAC B
Harty, Kevin D.,Lt,97492,USN,USS Grenadier
Henderson, Donald J.,Pvt,32114962,USA (ORD),,ex Hitachi
Huxtable, James T.,MSgt,20842454,USA (CAC),200th Hq
Johnson, John K., Sgt, 19038174, USA (CAC), HD Hq, ex Hitachi
Jones, Jack J.,WOJG,110071,USN
Keller, Ed, USS Sculpin
Knight, Samuel D.,SSgt,14024996,USAAC
Laritte, Witney J.,SSgt,6371189,USA (ORD)
Lopez, Eliseo,Sgt,38012279,USA (CAC), 515th 2 Bn Hq
Mazerole, Leo,Sgt,11013364,USAAC,27th Mat Sqdn
Mc Cartin, Charles L.,Sgt,33005480,USA (CE), 803rd Eng B
Merritt, Henry Hugh Jr.,TM3c,2656969,USN
Moore, Donald A.,PFC,6582793,USA (CAC),59th CA
Nelson, George B.,PFC,279899,USMC
Oakes, Luther A. Jr.,Cpl,34083737,USA (QMC)
Palmer, Robert Wiley,Y1c,3933058,USN
Poss, Edgar Louis,RM1c,3599824,USN



Other Comments:

  To honour those who served their country
“In this their finest hour”

Tokyo 9B Detached Camp - Ashio

(1st known as Tokyo 8D)

On Eternal Patrol - USS Grenadier (SS-210)

USS Grenadier (SS-210)

USS Grenadier was forced to scuttle herself after being mortally wounded in an attack by enemy aircraft. The following crew members of USS Grenadier (SS-210) died as Prisoners of War.  
Click on a man's name to go to his personal memorial page on this site. Photographs and personal information are needed as indicated in the column at right.

Name Photo
1 Charles Doyle Yes
2 Justiniano Garcia Guico
3 Charles Freeman Linder
4 George William Snyder, Jr.

The following USS Grenadier crew members survived Prisoner of War camp.
The following USS Grenadier crew members survived Prisoner of War camp.
The following USS Grenadier crew members survived Prisoner of War camp.

1 Ralph Langley Adkins
2 Norman Arthur Albertsen  
3 David J. Andrews
4 Lesley Leroy Barker
5 Clyde Wayne Barrington
6 Lynn Reginald Clark
7 Thomas Robert Courtney
8 Gordon Charles Cox
9 John Nisbet Critchlow, Jr.  
10 William Michael Joseph Cunningham
11 Jewell Creston Embry
12 Charles Alexander Erishman
13 Rex Richard Evans
14 Robert Eugene Evans
15 John Allison Fitzgerald
16 Glen Raymond Fourre
17 Ben Harold Fulton
18 Randolph Jefferson Garrison
19 John Henry Gunderson
20 Kevin Denis Harty
21 Carlisle Willis Herbert
22 Richard Judd Hinkson
23 Joe Garza Ingram
24 Charles Eugene "John" Johnson
25 William Harold Keefe
26 Riley Huntsman Keysor
27 Joseph Sheldon Knutson
28 James Dennis Landrum
29 John Leskovsky
30 Raymond Grant Leslie
31 Irving Charles Loftus
32 John Joseph McBeath, Sr.  
33 Charles H. "Tim" or "Skeeter" McCoy
34 Dempsey Ernest McGowan
35 Arthur Greenville McIntyre
36 Joseph Ardell Minton
37 Elwood Allen O'Brion
38 Virgil Angers Ouillette*
39 Robert Wiley Palmer
40 John Kazimier Pianka
41 Minor Bryan Pierce
42 Edgar Louis Poss

Poss,  Edgar Louis



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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1969, 5th Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Ord, CA), C2
 Unit Assignments
1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)84th Engineer Battalion937th Engineer Group18th Engineer Brigade
84th Engineer Battalion
  1969-1970, 12B10, 18th Engineer Brigade
  1969-1970, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
  1969-1970, 12B10, 84th Engineer Battalion
  1969-1970, 12B10, 937th Engineer Group
  1970-1970, 12B10, 18th Engineer Brigade/513th Dump Truck Company
  1970-1970, 12B10, 84th Engineer Battalion/B Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1973 Vietnam War
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
 Colleges Attended 
Long Beach City CollegeCalifornia State University, Long Beach
  1971-1975, Long Beach City College
  1975-1980, California State University, Long Beach
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 01, 1943, POW Edgar Louis Poss CPO2
  Aug 21, 2012, General Photos18
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